A Classical Landscape with Peasants fording a Stream

Francesco Zuccarelli, RA (Pitigliano 1702 - Florence 1788)
National Trust Inventory Number 1271035

Category Paintings
Date 1700 - 1799
Materials Oil on canvas (curved)
Measurements 560 x 822 mm
Place of origin
Collection Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
On show at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Classical Landscape with Peasants fording a Stream by Francesco Zuccarelli RA (1702-1788). Women and children in foreground with animals, one on horseback with a child, man seated on the riverbank, town in background. A peasent woman and child on a grey pony, accompanied by a dog are fording a stream, another, herding animals, is carrying a child; an angler is seated at the left. Attached to a curved stretcher, inserted into a 18th century frame of the same shape which is designed to hang on a concave a wall. It was proabaly acquired from the artist before the drawing room was altered by Wyatt in 1794, presumably during his stay in England either between 1752-62 and 1765-71. A modern copy was made for it as a companion.

Provenance

Presumabaly acquired from the artist during his stay in England either betweeen 1752-62 & 1765-71; Shugborough sale, 1842, lot 30; bought by Mandin (?) for Lord Lichfield. Accepted by H.M. Treasury in lieu of estate duties following the death of Thomas Edward Anson (1883 – 1960) the 4th Earl of Lichfield and given on loan to The National Trust for display at Shugborough Hall in March 1966. Transferred as a gift to The National Trust by H.M. Treasury on the 30th October 1984.

Credit line

Shugborough, The Anson Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Francesco Zuccarelli, RA (Pitigliano 1702 - Florence 1788), artist

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Record Status

Enhanced

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